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Recent awards & nominations

An Inheritance of Ashes

By Leah Bobet

  • Short-listed, Prix Aurora Awards, 2016
  • Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Sunburst Award, Young Adult category, 2016
  • Short-listed, Cybils (Children's and Young Adults Bloggers' Literary Awards), Young Adult Speculative Fiction, 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2015

Sight Unseen

By David Carroll

  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Short-listed, Sunburst Award, Young Adult category, 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2016

Last Shot

By David Skuy

  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016

A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius

By Stacey Matson

  • Winner, Chocolate Lily Book Award (BC Children's Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015

Haunted Canada 5: Terrifying True Stories

By Joel A Sutherland

  • Winner, OLA SIlver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016

The Dogs

By Allan Stratton

  • Winner, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Short-listed, IODE Canada Violet Downey Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2016
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2015
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Quill & Quire, Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015

Young Man With Camera

By Emil Sher
Photographs by David Wyman

  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Text, 2015
  • Runner-up, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children, 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2016

Speechless

By Jennifer Mook-Sang

  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Short-listed, Surrey Schools’ Book of the Year, 2017
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Short-listed, IODE Canada Violet Downey Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, CBC Best Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2015

Colossal Canada: 100 Epic Facts and Feats

By Frieda Wishinsky
By Elizabeth MacLeod

  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA SIlver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015

Sorrow's Knot

By Erin Bow

  • Winner, Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2014
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2014
  • Short-listed, CBC Bookie Awards, Best Canadian Young Adult Book, 2014
  • Short-listed, Sunburst Award, Young Adult category, 2014
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2014
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Books, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2014

Finding Ruby Starling

By Karen Rivers

  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award (BC Children's Choice), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015

The Princess and the Pony

By Kate Beaton

  • Winner, CBC Children's Choice Book Award, Illustrator of the Year, 2016
  • Short-listed, The Globe and Mail, Best Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Publishers Weekly, Best Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2015
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Books, 2015
  • Commended, Quill & Quire, Books of the Year, 2015

Scare Scape

By Sam Fisher

  • Winner, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2015
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2014

Fox and Squirrel

By Ruth Ohi

  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014

Ultra

By David Carroll

  • Winner, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2015
  • Winner, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2014
  • Winner, Cybils (Children's and Young Adults Bloggers' Literary Awards), Middle-Grade Fiction, 2013
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2014
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2014
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014

Curse of the Dream Witch

By Allan Stratton

  • Winner, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children, 2014
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2014
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2014
  • Short-listed, Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2013

Underground Soldier

By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

  • Short-listed, Kobzar Literary Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2015
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014

We're All Friends Here

By Nancy Wilcox Richards
Illustrated by Tom Goldsmith

  • Short-listed, Rainforest of Reading Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2016
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2015

Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend

By Ruth Ohi

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2014

Rocket Blues

By David Skuy

  • Winner, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2015

The Madman of Piney Woods

By Christopher Paul Curtis

  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2015

Pyjama Day!

By Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

  • Short-listed, Rainforest of Reading Award, 2016
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2015

Survival: Shipwreck!

By Frieda Wishinsky

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets: Honourable Mention, 2015